OpenSuse 12.2 and upgrade to KDE 4.9

Upgrade to KDE 4.9 did not go as smooth on OpenSuse 12.2 as it did for 12.1.
There are some packages that are missing from the OpenSuse 12.2 KDE 4.9 repo that makes it troublesome to upgrade.

kdepim4-runtime
kactivities4
libkactivities6
kwrite
gwenview
kio_kamera
libkipi8

None of these packages exist in the KDE 4.9 repo for OpenSuse 12.2 and therefore are only in version 4.8.5 Upgrading KDE to 4.9.1 complains on missing kdepim4-runtime for several other packages.

I previously installed OpenSuse 12.2 and successfully upgraded to KDE 4.9 without these problems. When I go in and check in YAST for that previous installation, I see that my kdepim4-runtime package has been downgraded from 4.9.1 to 4.8.5. The same goes for the other packages. What has happened?

Did you do: sudo zypper refresh, sudo zypper dup? You need to use dup because you are changing packages from one repo to another.

I am using YAST GUI, but nonetheless all repos have been refreshed.
It doesn’t change the fact that those packages I listed are not in KDE 4.9 repo anymore.

https://build.opensuse.org/package/show?package=kate&project=KDE%3ARelease%3A49
https://build.opensuse.org/package/show?package=kdepim4-runtime&project=KDE%3ARelease%3A49

On september 29 there was an update in this repository and it looks like an preparation to KDE 4.9.2, but I do not understand why these packages have been removed.

Am 01.10.2012 12:36, schrieb me3064:
>> kdepim4-runtime
on my thinkpad


martinh@ganymed:~> rpm -qa '*kdepim*'
kdepim4-4.9.1-369.1.x86_64
libkdepimlibs4-4.9.1-292.2.x86_64
kdepimlibs4-4.9.1-292.2.x86_64
libkdepim4-4.9.1-369.1.x86_64
kdepim4-runtime-4.9.1-153.1.x86_64

martinh@ganymed:~> rpm -qi kdepim4-runtime | grep Distribution
Distribution: KDE:Release:49 / openSUSE_12.2

kdepim4-runtime is 4.9.1 as I would expect it.
The repos I used are
http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Release:/49/openSUSE_12.2/
http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Extra/KDE_Release_49_openSUSE_12.2/


PC: oS 12.2 x86_64 | i7-2600@3.40GHz | 16GB | KDE 4.8.4 | GeForce GT 420
ThinkPad E320: oS 12.2 x86_64 | i3@2.30GHz | 8GB | KDE 4.9.1 | HD 3000
eCAFE 800: oS 12.2 i586 | AMD Geode LX 800@500MHz | 512MB | KDE 3.5.10

Am 01.10.2012 15:01, schrieb Martin Helm:
> Am 01.10.2012 12:36, schrieb me3064:
>>> kdepim4-runtime
> on my thinkpad
>


> martinh@ganymed:~> rpm -qa '*kdepim*'
> kdepim4-4.9.1-369.1.x86_64
> libkdepimlibs4-4.9.1-292.2.x86_64
> kdepimlibs4-4.9.1-292.2.x86_64
> libkdepim4-4.9.1-369.1.x86_64
> kdepim4-runtime-4.9.1-153.1.x86_64
>
> martinh@ganymed:~> rpm -qi kdepim4-runtime | grep Distribution
> Distribution: KDE:Release:49 / openSUSE_12.2
> 

> kdepim4-runtime is 4.9.1 as I would expect it.
> The repos I used are
> http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Release:/49/openSUSE_12.2/
> http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Extra/KDE_Release_49_openSUSE_12.2/
>
oops, you are right it meanwhile disappeared ??? but it was there before


PC: oS 12.2 x86_64 | i7-2600@3.40GHz | 16GB | KDE 4.8.4 | GeForce GT 420
ThinkPad E320: oS 12.2 x86_64 | i3@2.30GHz | 8GB | KDE 4.9.1 | HD 3000
eCAFE 800: oS 12.2 i586 | AMD Geode LX 800@500MHz | 512MB | KDE 3.5.10

Checked out too, because I saw some “red packages” that seemed odd to me. The content of the repo is not complete currently.

Am 01.10.2012 15:26, schrieb Knurpht:
>
> Checked out too, because I saw some “red packages” that seemed odd to
> me. The content of the repo is not complete currently.
>
>
Yes looks really like a full rebuild in preparation for an update, so
the packages should be back when it is fully rebuilt I would guess.


PC: oS 12.2 x86_64 | i7-2600@3.40GHz | 16GB | KDE 4.8.4 | GeForce GT 420
ThinkPad E320: oS 12.2 x86_64 | i3@2.30GHz | 8GB | KDE 4.9.1 | HD 3000
eCAFE 800: oS 12.2 i586 | AMD Geode LX 800@500MHz | 512MB | KDE 3.5.10

Sure hope so.

Anyway would be nice if they could issue some statement about it somewhere, letting us know for sure.

Looks like it is falling into place right now. KDE 4.9.2 has been release into the repository.

However there is one thing I noticed. The OpenSuse branding packages will be marked (or must be marked) for removal since it is in conflict. Instead we get the regular upstream branding.
kdebase4-workspace-branding-opensuse → kdebase4-workspace-branding-upstream
kdelibs4-branding-opensuse → kdelibs4-branding-upstream
kdm-branding-opensuse → kdm-branding-upstream

If I go for this change what will be consequences be?

hi all, if i might ask how would one upgrade from 4.8 to 4.9, i am quite new at this, regards

You add the required repo for 4.9
Index of /repositories/KDE:/Release:/49/openSUSE_12.2

Use the switcher like is shown here
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/10573557/Switcher%20Pics/R49_switch.png

thank you, much appreciated, regards manfred

Just in case
http://forums.opensuse.org/content/129-kde-4-9-update.html

Hi,
If I follow this article, will I lost my old kde settings? If yes, how can I keep the settings?

Thanks!

I wrote it…
No.
But we assume you are running kde4 in 12.2 or 12.1

Beware: I upgraded from a perfectly working stock 12.2 with KDE 4.8 and now zypper is broken. It fails with below error:

$ sudo zypper ref 
Download (curl) error for 'http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/LibreOffice:/Stable/openSUSE_12.2/repodata/repomd.xml': Error code: Connection failed Error message: Failed to connect to 2001:67c:2178:8::13: Network is unreachable

This is even though I can dig/ping download.opensuse.org (it doesn’t open in Firefox either). Not sure why suddenly zypper started using IPv6 (packman repository continues to work fine).>:(

Try disabling IPv6 in the Network Settings

And rather than sudo use

su -
zypper ref